How did acting happen to you?
was doing some print ads in Delhi and along with this, I was also doing
some plays and modelling in my college. I had never thought of doing
all this on a big scale that too come to Mumbai and act. My picture got
published in a magazine of Delhi and I got a call from Star. I came to
Mumbai and I got my first show titled 'Kahaan Hoon Main', which didn't
go on-air. I started doing something else then and after sometime, I got
Milee and that's how my acting career begun.
Was becoming an actor in your mind since your childhood?
at all. Like every teenager, I also was confused regarding my career
path. I used to play cricket on a very good level at Delhi. So,
sometimes I used to think of becoming a cricketer. Hailing from a
business background, I also thought of becoming a businessman and
sometimes I used to think of becoming a fashion designer. But, this is
how God showed me the way.
Having done so many shows, which according to you, has proven to be a turning point for your career?
think its Miille because it had great popularity and also gained good
TRP's. It has to be a turning point for my career since in the very
beginning, I got this popular show. I then got Dulhan. I have also seen
so many ups and downs in my career. I take my time to do a show. I
don't like to work in continuity. After doing a show, I like to go on a
break, travel and sometimes this gap becomes long. Pratigya also proved
as a turning point for my career, as people loved me in the role and I
got bashed from some people as well. I have always played roles of an
urban man and people had never seen me doing that kind of a role. It was
a challenge for me essaying that kind of role.
Which among the characters played by you is related to you?
Rehan Charles; the one which I am currently playing in Suvreen Guggal. Its just me. He's a Delhi guy.
How was the experience being a part of Pratigya?
was wonderful. It was a very popular show and known for its good
actors. It was a learning experience for me. Playing Anupam Shyam Ojha
Ji's son and
sharing screen space with him was a wonderful experience for me. He is a
beautiful person and a brilliant actor. I have made lots of good
friends on the sets and gained a lot of confidence while playing the
character in that show.
What was the reason to take up Suvreen Guggal?
have always wanted to do a realistic show and I am not acting in this
show. I wanted to work with Channel V
, which makes young and peppy shows
and one doesn't need to give lots of close ups. There's a lot of scope
in the character. Rehan has achieved a lot at a very young age and I am
playing the character, who belongs to my age group. This character is
very close to me who is witty at times. I have always wanted to play a
character, which I enjoy playing. This show not only focuses on the
personal side of a character but it focuses on his professional life as
well. Another reason to take up the show is that I had a very intense
role in Pratigya and here the intensity is very low, which makes me feel
good. They were giving me a nice look and the last thing is money that
they were giving me (laughs).How is your co-ordination on the sets of Suvreen Guggal?
am loving it. I have always wished to do a show in which a lot of fun
can be had without high intensity. Work should be fun. The people on the
sets are friendly. Smiriti Kalra is a very fine actress. I enjoy working with
the people of my age. We work during our working hours have a lot of
fun during our leisure time. Any moment you would like to share when you would have regretted being an actor?
never. I have loved every single part of it. When you enter into the
world of television, then you should understand that you have to work
day and night then you won't have any regrets (laughs).
How do you manage your professional and personal life?
it was a little difficult for me to manage. I used to shoot for 24 to
36 hrs. But then I was a bachelor. Now I am married so I need to give
time to my wife as well. She understands. I am trying to manage so that I
can give time to my personal and professional life. Sometimes I start
to discuss my scenes with Aditi and she stops me. So, its difficult for
me to manage but I am trying to do so.
Yes, I understand her profession and so does she. I am happy that she is also an actress. Life is going fine with us.
You had phobia of swimming. You have recently gotten over it. How did that happen?
I took a resolution this year to get over it. I learnt swimming to some extent and so over my phobia too .
What kind of a person is Mohit Malik in his real life?
I think you should ask this question to my wife Aditi. Main apne muh se apni taarif kaise karun? (laughs).
Why you have shied away from the media always?
prefer to do something only if I am working and when I am not working, I
remain underground and no one knows where's Mohit Malik
don't like to attend parties.
You have a restaurant in Delhi. How do you manage business and acting together?
I have a restaurant in Delhi, which is managed by my brothers. I am
happy with acting here. I am not involved in the business. I am also
planning to start my own restaurant. We are looking for places and it
will be in Mumbai. It's going to materialise very soon. When I am free I
go to look for places and Aditi is free, she helps me too.
You recently bought a new house. what's so unique about it?
can call this house as my dream house. I am never gonna leave it. This
house gives a complete studio feel which I always wanted to experience.
We have an open kitchen and hall which is open to the room. It has a
complete wooden flooring with lots of greenery around. The location is
superb. It's in Oshiwara. Aditi did all the interiors of the house. She
can become an interior designer.
Any role in your wish-list?
Not any such. Whatever will come to me, I will do it. I just want to go with the flow.
Reporter and Author: Anwesha Kamal